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What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? How can educators assist students in becoming lifelong learners? The Language Arts Program provides a springboard for reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing for learning across the content areas. An emphasis is placed on both critical and creative thinking, as students grow as learners.

Integration of literacy across the curriculum is emphasized. Strategies for teaching students to read, write, listen, speak, view and visually represent as scientists, historian, and mathematicians are incorporated along with the arts and technology. Upon completion of the Language Arts major, students may become certified to teach all subjects K-5 and Language Arts 6-8.

FAST FACT – Along with student teaching, Language Arts majors complete 30 hours collaborating with a local language arts educator.  As a senior project, students complete a cross curricular unit to be utilized during student teaching.

  • About the Program
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  • Meet the Language Arts Chair

Learn more about the Language Arts program.

The Language Arts major includes courses such as Content Area Reading, Teaching Writing, Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature, Adolescent Literature and Strategies for Teaching Language Arts. Students also select electives from English, Theater, Art and Music. Options include: Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Music and Film Study and Analysis. Interested students may add a Theater concentration by completing extra courses. For more information, go to the  Teacher Education page.

Learn more about The International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta as well as Siena’s T.E.A.C.H.—Teacher Education Association for Community Health.

Language Arts students are eligible to join the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta as well as Siena’s T.E.A.C.H. — Teacher Education Association for Community Health.

Wollett, Eleanor Leigh

Wollett, Eleanor Leigh

Assistant Professor of Education517-264-7888

Additional Info


  • Bachelor of Arts


  • Division of Visual and Performing Arts and Education


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Eleanor Wollett

Eleanor Wollett

Assistant Professor of Education
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.